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About Fine Lines

Owner/Artist Patti Palmer Maher

When Patti was in college she received a letter from her sister Ellen. On the back of the envelope was the inscription “Help stamp out empty mailboxes!” She immediately responded by writing a letter in return, putting it in the mail the very same day. Little did she know that she would never see Ellen again and had she waited one extra day to write the letter her sister would never have seen her response.

That is the one thing she has never regretted in life — taking immediate action… writing a letter… making personal contact… responding to love.

This is the spirit behind Fine Lines, the notecard business Patti established in 1990. It is a tribute to her sister Ellen… artist, mentor, friend. Ellen taught Patti how to draw and paint and encouraged her love of writing. They planned someday to write and illustrate children’s books together. It wasn’t until many years later that Patti began her business, which represents the spirit of staying in touch… of taking time to say “I love you” and to say how deeply we feel about each other. Her cards come from a great love of communication and of personal contact, which seems so often lacking in the world today. She encourages you to write to someone you love today!